In Memory

Douglas "Doug" Macready

Douglas Doug Macready

Douglas B. Macready, Fire Lieutenant

May 10, 1985

HOLLYWOOD — Douglas B. Macready, 38, a lieutenant in the Hollywood Fire Department, died Wednesday evening at Memorial Hospital after a long struggle with leukemia.

Lt. Macready was president of the Hollywood Firefighters Local 1375 and joined the department in 1972. He served as a firefighter, emergency medical technician and driver-engineer before becoming a lieutenant.

Over the years, Lt. Macready`s concern for the professional level of fire protection in Hollywood and Broward County was shown in his constant work toward the unification of the fire services within county jurisdiction.

Lt. Macready also was instrumental in negotiating several employment contracts between Hollywood and firefighters.

Lt. Macready was a 36-year resident of Hollywood and a veteran of Vietnam who served in the U.S. Army from 1966 through 1969.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda, daughter, Dawn, 10, and son, Drue, 7, as well as by his mother, Anna Mae, and brother, Donald.

Friends may call at the Fred Hunter Funeral Home from 7 to 9 tonight. Services will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday with a cremation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Leukemia Society of America, Southern Florida Chapter 1701, on Congress Boulevard in Miami.


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01/29/16 09:27 AM #1    

Kirt Sullivan

Doug and I grew up together in Hialeah and were best of friends. We graduated from HHS in 1964 and enlisted in the Army in 1965 on the "Buddy System". We went to Vietnam together as well. Doug went on to become a Lieutenant for the Hollywood Fire Department. Doug was also the president of the southeastern Firefighters Association. He, unfortunately, contracted a rare form of leukemia, consistent with the presumptive diseases associated with the dioxin "Agent Orange". This dioxin was a defoliant, sprayed directly on the jungle canopy which destroyed Viet Cong hiding places. Doug is survived by his wife Brenda, son Drue and daughter Dawn. He will be missed dearly by all that knew and loved him. 

02/27/16 04:00 PM #2    

Jack Taubin

I have memories of Doug.  A good ole Hialeah boy and solid T-Bred.  I can't remember what classes we shared,  I certainly remember we shared some good times through a couple of years of school.  However his ready smile, whole hearted good nature and sense of humor ring through and are fondly remembered.  RIP my man.  Jack.

03/28/16 10:26 PM #3    

Steve Jenkins

Doug always had a smile on his face and was one of the nicest people that I've ever met. An all around good guy with a quiet strength that made everyone else try to be better. Loved his Fords and certainly had some good ones including his 55 Ford F-100 pickup truck that he drove to the fire house in Hollywood. Met Doug in Auto Shop and asked him for advice more than once, which he cheerfully gave. He was like an old soul in a young body that not only would give you the shirt off his back but would offer you his friendship which was valued by all who met him. He was truely a good friend who made the rest of us aspire to be more like him.

04/23/16 09:10 AM #4    

Kirt Sullivan

05/04/16 08:58 AM #5    

Kirt Sullivan

05/04/16 09:00 AM #6    

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